My radio career began at KIEE-FM in Harrisonville, Missouri which later became KCFX in Kansas City. I worked there for four years before landing a position at WTAD and KHQA-TV here in Quincy doing a radio show and play-by-play sports. After doing TV sports for KHQA, I worked for both WTAD and WQCY-FM (99Q). I joined WGEM as Operations Manager and then returned to WTAD as General Manager. In 2001, I joined Y101. I have been fortunate enough to win six Silver Dome Awards from the Illinois Broadcasters Association, including five for best Play-By-Play and one for Best Radio Show Entertainer. I also began the annual Teddy Bear Clinic for Kids at Blessing Hospital in 1989 and am co-founder (1986) of the annual St. Patrick’s Parade. My favorite music is the blues. The New York Yankees, Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, and St. Louis Blues are my favorite teams. I played baseball for 24 years and my claim to fame is a double off of Rick Sutcliffe when we both played in Kansas City. Years later, I am still doing what I love.
How About a Good Joke for a Rainy Day?
As we all watch rain falling this weekend in the area, what better time than now to hear a good joke? That's what I thought when I told a joke about a mime working at a zoo to my co-host Sarah Deien.
Jay Leno Coming to Central Illinois
Jay Leno, the former host of NBC’s Tonight Show, will be performing at Sangamon Auditorium on the campus of The University of Illinois-Springfield.
The 10th Annual Frontier Settlement Day is Saturday
It is one of Quincy's most cherished possession, The Log Cabin Village on Quinsippi Island. If you haven't been there for a while, then make Saturday the day you go as the 10th Annual Frontier Settlement Day will take place.
Hospitality House Corn-Hole Tournament Registrations Underway
The Quincy Hospitality House will be the beneficiary of all proceeds from the upcoming 4th Annual Corn-Hole Tournament at The Dock in Quincy on Saturday, September 22.
Should Bail Money Be Eliminated?
It has long been debated that the system we use for setting bail money is unfair.
Expect Traffic Backups at 12th & Broadway for Three Weeks
Driving on Broadway in Quincy can be congested on a good day, but now comes word that the intersection of 12th and Broadway will be reduced to one lane each way beginning tomorrow at 7 a.m.
Thanks Harold Knapheide III For Making Our Lives Better
Harold Knapheide III was a true ambassador for the City of Quincy, but better yet he was a kind, thoughtful and generous man.
A 5-Spot From the Tooth Fairy? Really?
I found out that a friend had convinced the Tooth Fairy to drop a five-spot under her daughter's pillow after she lost a tooth.
YMCA, Quincy University & Special Olympics to Hold ‘Buddy Ball’
The Quincy Family YMCA has partnered with the Quincy University softball team and Special Olympics Illinois to bring a baseball league geared toward local children with special needs.
I Still Miss Jerry Lewis and The M.D.A. Labor Day Telethon
The Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon used to be held during Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, it no longer exists.